Avant Garden thank you

Hello Stampers!  My upline, Jeri, recently moved away to Wisconsin.  She doesn't have any local team members to stamp or swap with, so she had asked if she could swap with my team.  We said sure because the more cards the better right???  So every month Jeri mails me her swap cards, we swap them, and then I send them back to her.  Periodically she will send me a thank you card.  I love receiving these cards because she does beautiful work on her stamping!  Here is the latest card that she sent me:

IMG_8460-001 She used the Avant Garden stamp set which is one of my favorite from the Sale-a-bration brochure!  It is beautiful Jeri, thank you!

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New product swap

Hello Stampers!  My team scheduled a swap at our team meeting and the theme was anything from the new catalogs, Occasions catalog or Sale-a-bration brochure.  Unfortunately, we weren't able to have our meeting because of an ice storm!  So we held on to our swaps and we just held a double swap at this month's meeting, which was yesterday.  So, today I wanted to share with you the swaps I received from my team from the January swap!

IMG_8462 This card was made by Karen.  She used the Oh So Succulent and Love Sparkles stamp sets.

IMG_8463 This card was made by Laura.  She used the Falling for You stamp set.

IMG_8464 This card was made by Pat B.  She used the Nailed It bundle.

IMG_8465 This card was made by Jeri.  She used the Hey, Chick stamp set (143328) from the Sale-a-bration brochure.

IMG_8466 This card was made by Debbie N.  She used the So Very Much stamp set (143343) from the Sale-a-bration brochure.

IMG_8467 This card was made by Sheila.  She used the Beautiful You stamp set.

IMG_8468 This card was made by Lynn.  She used the Lift Me Up bundle.

IMG_8469 This card was made by Pat V.  She used the Falling Petals embossing folder and new Lace doilies.

IMG_8470 This card was made by  Linda.  She used the Dragonfly Dreams bundle.

IMG_8471 I believe this card was made by Lisa.  She used the Hey, Chick stamp set (143331) from the Sale-a-bration brochure.

IMG_8472 This card was made by Tracy.  She used the Avant Garden stamp set (143272) from the Sale-a-bration brochure.

IMG_8473 This card was made by Julie.  She used the Beautiful You stamp set.

IMG_8489-001 This was made by Joan.  She used the Sending Love designer series paper to wrap around the candy bars.

Balloon Adventures, Inkin With Dink This is the card that I made.  I used the Balloon Adventures stamp set.

Thanks for stopping by! Come back tomorrow and check out the swaps that I received in this month's swap!  The theme this month was birthday cards!

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Thank you card

Hello Stampers!  I recently bought a cactus for my assistant to thank her for all she does to help me out with my card ministry and my birthday stamp-a-stack classes.  She sent me this cute card with a cactus on it as a thank you!  Love it!


Thanks for stopping by to take a look!  

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Silhouette cards

Hello Stampers!  I always like to show off my project that we make at my monthly Silhouette class that I take.  And this month's are the cutest ever!  



See, I told you they were super cute!  Thanks for stopping by to take a look at them!

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OnStage stash and make n' takes!

Hello Stampers!  Time for some more pics from the Stampin' Up! OnStage I attended last weekend.  We really did have a great time and look at this stash I brought home!

Onstage 2016 stash

My favorite thing was this gorgeous bag I received on Friday evening when I went to the leadership event!

Centerstage 2016 bag It is gorgeous!  

And this cute little tag was attached:

IMG_8137-001 Sorry it's a little blurry!

Now, would you like to see the make n' take projects we did?  

OnSTage make n' take

OnStage make n' take

OnSTage make n' takes

Inside of the card:

OnStage make n' take, Dina Lanzendorf, Inkin With Dink

OnStage make n' take, Inkin With Dink

Are you excited to see all of this gorgeous must have new products???  Just wait until January!

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Team meeting show n' tell and challenges

Hello Stampers!  This past Sunday was our October team meeting.  Everybody is always so good about  bringing items for our show n' tell table!  I love it!  Here are pictures of the table for this month:



Our team also holds challenges on our Facebook page.  Here are the entries for this month's challenges:






I would love to have you join us at our next team meeting!  If you are interested just let me know!  Our meeting is scheduled for November 20th!  

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October card class

Hello Stampers!  WOW did I ever have a crazy busy weekend!  I had my first craft fair of the year on Friday and Saturday plus my daughter was home from college!  We were just going the whole time!  

Now I'm ready to settle down and get started on my month!  First off, I'll share with you the cards that we will be making in this month's card classes!


Tuesday, Oct. 11th  10:00 a.m.  Hobby Lobby - Arnold

Thursday, Oct. 20th  6:30 p.m.  First Baptist Church - Arnold

Please RSVP for the class you would like to attend and bring your own adhesive!

Remember that my card classes are changing starting this month!  The cost is going up to $15 or free with a purchase.  We will not be making four cards.  We will also be learning a new technique and also making a technique card to go on your keyring!

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Thoughtful Branches

Hello Stampers!  Have you been paying attention to all of the projects that are on social media lately featuring the new stamp set Thoughtful Branches?  It is a gorgeous stamp set with coordinating thinlits that creates beautiful projects!  

Here is the stamp set


Here are the thinlits:


Here is the bundle:


These products are only available this month, or while supplies last, so don't wait to get these!  Plus, if you order these from me I will send you the instructions for making these 8 cards:


Look at the cute little friend I made this morning:

IMG_7697 I made up a couple of treat bags to send my daughter Amie and her roommate at college to celebrate their first week of class!

The hedgehog body is from the Layering Oval Framelits.  The quills (if that is what you call them) is the bare tree from the Beautifl Branches Thinlits, the face is the Sweetheart punch, the feet are the 1/2" circle punch, the eyes are from the Owl Builder punch and so is the heart!  Hope you enjoy him!

Here is the ordering information:

144328  Thoughtful Branches Bundle  $52.00

143539  Thoughtful Branches Photopolymer Stamp Set  $27.00

143538  Beautiful Branches Thinlits Dies  $31.00

Thanks for stopping by!

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Stamping Vacation

Hello Stampers!  Did you read the title to this post?  It sounds like I'm going to be taking a vacation from stamping doesn't it?  Well, no way!!!  I love to stamp and I love it when I can stamp every day!  Who could possibly want to take a vacation from it?  Not me!  

Any way, Stamping Vacation is where I was this last weekend!  A couple of demonstrators (Julie Davison and Meg Loven) put on this fabulous stamping day every year in Champaign, Illinois every year and I was lucky enough to be able to attend this year again.  I went to it a couple of years ago and loved it and so wanted to go again!  It is a day long event filled with stamping, demonstrations, business tips, etc.  

Want to see some pictures?

IMG_7570 I thought this little flag was so cute!

IMG_7511 Here is a picture of me and my team member Julie who went with me this year!

IMG_7466 This was a sample of the Smack Down technique!

IMG_7472 These fun tags were on a display table.

IMG_7488 These next couple of cards were on one of the display boards.


IMG_7557 We had a demonstration on shaker cards.

IMG_7520 We had a demonstration on slider cards.

It was a great day!  Come back tomorrow and I'll show you my swap cards that I received!

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Work of Art thank you card

Hello Stampers!  I recenty needed to make some thank you cards, and couldn't come up with any ideas!  So as I was looking through Facebook, I came across a card that a friend of mine, Robin Armbrecht, had made.

I loved it, so I had to CASE it!  I changed the colors and sentiment and came up with this beauty!

IMG_7330 This card uses the Work of Art stamp set in some of the new In-colors.  The top splotch and the heart are stamped in Peakaboo Peach.  The long swish is in Dapper Denim.  The bottom splotch is stamped in Flirty Flamingo and the thank you is from the Tin of Cards stamp set and stamped in Black.

Thanks for stopping by!

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Red, White & Blue swaps

Hello Stampers!  It's getting to be that time of year when there will be lots of red, white & blue and patriotic decorations!  The ladies decided that that was the theme they wanted for this month's swap!  So we were to make any type of card that we wanted as long as it was red, white & blue!  Here is what we all came up with:

IMG_7312 Alice made this card.

IMG_7313Debbie H. made this card.

IMG_7314 Linda made this card.

IMG_7315 Sheila made this card.

IMG_7316 Pat V. made this card.

IMG_7317 Lynn made this card.

IMG_7318 Pat B. made this card

IMG_7319 this is the inside.

IMG_7320 Debbie H. made this card.

IMG_7321 Laura made this card.

IMG_7322 Karen made this card.

IMG_7324 Kathy made this card.

IMG_7325 Julie made this card.

IMG_7326 Tracy made this card.

IMG_7327 Lisa made this card.

IMG_7323 This is the card that I made.

Now that was a bunch of patriotic cards!! Love them!

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Summer Silhouettes, Watercolor Thank You, and Ever Blessing cards

Hello Stampers!  Welcome back to day 7 of the retiring stamp sets!  Today we are going to be looking at a few different retiring stamp sets.  We will be looking at Summer Silhouettes, Watercolor Thank You, and Every Blessing!  WOW!  Let's get started!

Summer Silhouettes

IMG_7140 This was a swap that I received from Claudine Fujii.

IMG_7141 Swap I received from Christy Kimball.

IMG_7142 Card that I received from Stampin' Up!

Watercolor Thank You

IMG_7135 Swap I received from Charity Yingling.

IMG_7136 Swap card from one of my team members Laura.

IMG_7137 Swap from Kathy Duthie.

IMG_7138 Swap from Dena Rekow.

IMG_7139 Card that I made.

Every Blessing

IMG_7143 Card that I made.

IMG_7144 Card that I made.

IMG_7145 Card that I made.

IMG_7146 Card that I made.

IMG_7147 Card that I made.

IMG_7148 Card that I made.

Thanks for stopping by and checking all of these out!  Come back tomorrow and see what else I have to show!

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Six-sided Sampler cards

Hello Stampers!  Welcome back to day 6 of the retiring stamp sets.  I'm excited that we are looking at the Six-sided Sampler stamp set today!  I love this stamp set!


IMG_7126 This is a card that I made for a class.

IMG_7127 Swap card that I received from Shannon Gillespie.

IMG_7128 Card that I made for a class.


IMG_7130 Card that I made for a class.

IMG_7131 Card that I made for a class.

IMG_7132 Card that I made for a class.

IMG_7133 Card that I made for a class.

IMG_7134 Card that I made for a class.

Thanks for stopping by!  Come back tomorrow for Day 7!

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Serene Silhouettes cards

Hello Stampers!  Welcome back to day 5 of the retiring stamp sets.  Today we are going to be looking at the stamp set Serene Silhouettes.

IMG_7114 This is a swap card that I received from Fran Kennedy.

IMG_7115 Swap card from Judy Pinner.

IMG_7116 Swap card from Dawn Miller.


IMG_7118 Swap from Lisa Hirsch.

IMG_7119 Swap from Judi Anderson

IMG_7120 Swap from Blythe Klipple.


IMG_7122 This is a swap card from one of my team members Laura.

IMG_7123 Swap from one of my team members Pat.


Thanks for stopping by to check out these samples!  Come back tomorrow to see more!

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